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#1. October 10, 2012
It’s been just four months since I published Volume 1 of Jokes By Kids and started selling it on Amazon. It’s been a wild ride, and I am so grateful for the wonderful reviews (52 of them so far!) that the book has gotten.
I am frequently asked how someone who doesn’t own a Kindle can read the book. And it’s a question I love answering because even though I’m a huge Kindle fan, I usually read my Kindle books on my smart phone. Yup, anyone with either a smartphone or a computer can buy and read a Kindle book. You can learn more about this at my blog post here.
Have you picked up your copy yet? You can take a look at it here.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Halloween Writing Prompts
by Barbara J. Feldman
Halloween Writing Prompts Printable (** for premium members only)
Looking for some writing ideas for kids this month? Look no further than everyone’s favorite holiday, Halloween. The following sites have dozens of ideas on how to derive writing inspiration from the Halloween season.
Activity Village: Halloween Stationery
Although this Activity Village page does not have any writing prompts, it does have a dozen printable Halloween stationery templates that will add a bit of seasonal fun to your Halloween stories. Most of the templates come in three flavors: blank (no lines), lined, and handwriting lines (with a dashed line between each solid line.) Designs include jack-o-lanterns, haunted houses, spiders, vampires and witches.
JournalBuddies.com: Halloween Writing for Kids
“It was a dark and stormy night when…” “Running down the street with candy flying, I saw…” “The silliest Halloween ever started when” These twenty-seven story prompts can be used for individual or group assignments, and are for early elementary ages. Below the prompts are links to Halloween stencils that can be used to illustrate the stories.
Scholastic Teachers: Scary Starters
For teachers of grades 1 to 5 (or parents of the same age group) Scholastic suggests giving story prompts to students in small groups, compiling the stories into a class book, or alternatively using the scary starters to create oral tales for sharing with the class. In addition to the eleven Halloween story starters, there are more writing resources listed near the bottom of the page, along with a book list of recommended spooky books, such as “10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster” by Laura Numeroff.
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#5. Surfing the Calendar
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#6. Quote of the Week
“If opportunity doesnt knock, build a door.” ~~ Milton Berle ~~ (July 12, 1908 – March 27, 2002) American comedian and actor. Click here for more Milton Berle quotes.
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